"Mein Hund ist größer als deiner."

Translation:My dog is bigger than yours.

October 22, 2017



Doesn't "groß" also mean "large"? Because I entered "My dog is larger than yours" and it was marked wrong. :(

October 22, 2017


Hi HCDaria, you could report it to duolingo, if you are thinking it should also be right. (Please push the button or the flag in your practice.)

October 22, 2017


Your translation is also possible. Report it, please.

October 23, 2017


1 year later and still marked wrong

December 13, 2018


Hund is masculine; what case is 'dein-' in in this sentence to be 'deiner' the only endings I can see that would be '-er' are feminine dative or genitive or plural genitive

October 22, 2017


It's masculine nominative singular.

The possessive pronoun (that stands alone, e.g. "mine" in English) has a slightly different set of endings from the possessive determiner (that stands before a noun, e.g. "my" in English). Perhaps you're looking at those?

mein Hund (determiner) but meiner (pronoun).

October 23, 2017


I just used larger rather than bigger and was also marked wrong. Has not been updated yet. Using bigger sounds like a child is talking.

January 7, 2018


This sentence is from the Pearson course. I don't know how to contact them or whether they read these discussions so your best bet is to report the exercise as "My translation should be accepted".

January 7, 2018


Size doesn't matter, only their kindness does.

February 12, 2018


"My dog is larger than yours" still isn't accepted, and yes, I reported it. ;-)

May 7, 2018


It usually takes a while.

October 15, 2018


"Larger" reported again May 7, 2018

May 8, 2018


Ah, the nuances of language! "Larger" and "bigger" are not always interchangeable. Should I be talking to two teenage girls one of which was taller than the other, I might say "Sally is bigger than you" and it would be ok to say but not exactly the correct usage. However....don't ever say "Sally is larger than you" as it might cause the "taller" girl to be quite hurt. :)

February 16, 2018


I am no native English speaker, but I think that „large“ is no word which you use with dogs.

October 23, 2017


"A large dog" is fine to say in English - means the same as "a big dog". Likewise, you could say either "a small dog" or "a little dog".

November 29, 2017
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